Laidley is a quaint little town just an hour’s scenic drive from Brisbane, just off the highway on the way to Toowoomba.
It’s the perfect place to head to on a day trip - head there on a Friday morning where visitors can enjoy browsing through the local Laidley markets which showcase some of the region’s best produce and local goodies.
Even if you don’t catch the markets, it’s very easy to spend a leisurely and pleasurable few hours just wandering around the main strip. Check out the friendly local businesses selling everything from boutique locally made homewares, gifts and jewellery through to fantastic little cafes.
The iconic Eagle Rock Cafe is a must-stop destination - step back in time to the 1950’s and enjoy a classic breakfast while taking in the retro charm.
Enjoy a famous shake or a good old fashioned meal. Visit on Sundays for a side-serve of live local entertainment.
Next door to the 50’s diner is the Laidley Florist and Rustic Rose Tea Rooms - a hidden treasure as you’d expect. Gorgeous and decorated with exquisite care, it’s the perfect place to enjoy high tea, coffee, or just to sample some of their fabulous handmade chocolates and cakes.
Or maybe you’d just like to enjoy a cold crisp XXXX Gold and bump shoulders with the friendly locals at the Exchange Hotel.
Whatever your persuasion, Laidley is the quintessential Lockyer Valley town and a great day trip destination in South East Queensland.